Josh Sommovilla

Joshua Sommovilla, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

See Joshua Sommovilla, MD, on PubMed.

 

Honors and Awards

LEADERSHIP, AWARDS, MEMBERSHIPS
Leadership Roles at Washington University General Surgery Residency
Walter F Ballinger II Administrative Chief Resident, 2017-2018
Resident Representative on Program Evaluation Committee, 2016-2017
Laboratory Administrative Resident, 2014-2015
Resident member of Surgical Ethics working group, 2014-current
Resident member of Curriculum Committee, 2012-2014

Other awards and memberships
Winner of 2015 Outstanding Resident Teacher, awarded to four residents nationally by Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Winner SSAT best basic science abstract at Residents/Fellows session at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW), 2014
Winner of Surgical Jeopardy competition at American College of Surgeons meeting, 2014
Finalist at Surgical Jeopardy competition at American College of Surgeons meeting, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha honor society (inducted 2010)
Hobart Amory Hare honor society, Jefferson Medical College (inducted 2009)
American College of Surgeons - resident member
Association for Surgical Education - resident member

Selected Publications

Original Manuscripts
Sommovilla J, Zhou Y, Sun RC, Choi PM, Diaz-Miron J, Shaikh N, Sodergren E, Warner BB, Weinstock GM, Tarr PI, Warner BW. Small bowel resection induces long-term changes in the enteric microbiota of mice. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jan;19(1):56-64

Sun RC, Choi PM, Diaz-Miron JL, Sommovilla J, Guo J, Erwin CR, Warner BW. Epithelial IGF1R is dispensable for IGF2 mediated enhanced intestinal adaptation in retinoblastoma-deficient mice. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun;52(6):1026-1030.

Sun RC, Diaz-Miron JL, Choi PM, Sommovilla J, Guo J, Erwin CR, Warner BW. Both epidermal growth factor and insulin-like growth factor receptors are dispensable for structural intestinal adaptation. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun;50(6):943-7.

Diaz-Miron J, Sun R, Choi P, Sommovilla J, Guo J, Erwin CR, Mei J, Scott Worthen G, Warner BW. The effect of impaired angiogenesis on intestinal function following massive small bowel resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun;50(6):948-53.

Sun RC, Choi PM, Diaz-Miron J, Sommovilla J, Guo J, Erwin CR, Warner BW. High-protein diet improves postoperative weight gain after massive small-bowel resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Mar;19(3):451-7.

Choi PM, Sun RC, Sommovilla J, Diaz-Miron J, Guo J, Erwin CR, Warner BW. IGF-2 is necessary for retinoblastoma-mediated enhanced adaptation after small-bowel resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Nov;18(11):1887-93.

Sommovilla J, Doyle MM, Vachharajani N, Saad N, Nadler M, Turmelle YP, Weymann A, Chapman WC, Lowell JA. Hepatic venous outflow obstruction in pediatric liver transplantation: technical considerations in prevention, diagnosis, and management. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug;18(5):497-502.

Sommovilla J, Warner BW. Surgical options to enhance intestinal function in patients with short bowel syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014 Jun;26(3):350-5.

Choi PM, Sun RC, Sommovilla J, Diaz-Miron J, Khil J, Erwin CR, Guo J, Warner BW. The role of enteral fat as a modulator of body composition after small bowel resection. Surgery. 2014 Aug;156(2):412-8.

Sommovilla J, Bilker WB, Abel T, Schultz RM. Embryo culture does not affect the longevity of offspring in mice. Reproduction. 2005 Nov;130(5):599-601

Textbook chapters
Sommovilla J and Klingensmith ME. General and Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient. The Washington Manual of Surgery, 7th Ed (Klingensmith et al, eds). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA, 2015.

Sommovilla J and Warner BW. Congenital Duodenal Obstruction. Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Surgery. Oxford University Press, Oxford England, In press

BW Warner, J Sommovilla, PM Choi. “Gastrointestinal Bleeding.” Encyclopedia of Pediatric Surgery (Volume 2).Springer, In press, 2019.

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS
Sommovilla J et al. “Mid-level residents serve as reliable assessors of technical proficiency in a coaching program for surgical interns.” Oral Presentation at Association for Surgical Education (ASE) annual meeting, 4/2017.

Sommovilla J et al. “Small bowel resection induces long-term changes in the enteric microbiome of mice.” Oral presentation at   Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), 5/2014. *Winner of best basic science abstract at residents and fellows abstract session

Sommovilla J et al. “When the outflow slows: hepatic venous outflow obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation.” Oral presentation at Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (AHPBA) conference, 2/2013